Progress and Future of Mass Measurements Among Nuclei Far from β-Stability

  • J. C. Hardy


The past decade or so has seen an enormous increase in our knowledge of nuclei far from the region of β-stability. A comparison of the 1977 nuclear chart with that of 9 years earlier shows 300 new isotopes lighter than uranium discovered in that time — an increase of about 20% in the total number known. As large as this increase is, it still cannot do justice to the enormous expansion in our experimental knowledge of all β-unstable nuclei. And this expansion is still going on, as you have heard from many talks during the past few days.


Mass Measurement Mass Formula Exotic Nucleus Shell Correction Neutron Separation Energy 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. C. Hardy
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  1. 1.Chalk River Nuclear LaboratoriesAtomic Energy of Canada LimitedChalk RiverCanada

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